Welcome to Michigan Week!

The 48th Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week
Community Awards Breakfast
Friday, May 8, 2020
Wabeek Country Club

  • Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast being served immediately
  • Invocation at 7:15 a.m.

20/20 Milestones & New Visions

Greater West Bloomfield volunteers give their time, talent, and personal resources on a daily basis without regard for recognition or promotion.  We invite you to help us celebrate and recognize these individuals and organizations that serve our community year-round.

The Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Committee is a non-partisan, non-profit organization.  West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the fiscal sponsor for the Breakfast.

2019 Sponsors:  Optimist Club of West Bloomfield; Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian;  Family Funeral Care; Ken and Deb Macon; Judy Garver and Hal Parish; Commissioner Marcia Gershenson; Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society; Bob and Carol Hack; Hampton Inn/Home2 Suites, West Bloomfield; Walled Lake Consolidated School District; Rotary Club of West Bloomfield; Marian Soditch; Walt and Pam Zajac; Jeremy Kaplan

You can become a sponsor for 2020 starting now until April 17, 2020.

You can register for the Breakfast starting March 1.  Click on “Register Here” to your right and purchase through PayPal.  Registration is $30 a person.  You may also mail or drop off a check made out to West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, to Greater West Bloomfield Cable Communications Commission, 4510 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323.  Note Michigan Week Breakfast in Memo line.  Remember to indicate the group you would like to be seated with at the Breakfast when registering.

All Michigan Week honorees reservations will be paid for by the committee,

made possible by the contributions from our generous sponsors.
Organizations are responsible for the reservation fee of their individual honorees.
There will be valet parking available at no charge.
Nominations open January 29- March 11, 2020.

Don Weeks—Founder of Michigan Week

don-weeks“Don Weeks, a former State of Michigan Economic Development Director, launched the tradition of “Michigan Week” on May 2, 1954. Mr. Weeks’ vision was to bring the business, labor, government and education communities under one banner to promote Michigan. The idea: an annual “Michigan Week” to allow residents to beat their drums for their state.”

Dr. Seymour Gretchko—Former Superintendent of West Bloomfield School District

S.Gretchko3x5Dr. Seymour Gretchko was the beloved Superintendent of West Bloomfield School District from 1983-2002 and sadly passed away on March 19, 2002 at age 71.  To honor him, one of our communities’ great heroes, the Michigan Week Committee instituted the Dr. Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award.
The focus: A prestigious award that would honor and model the principles and values embraced by Dr. Seymour Gretchko (popularly known as Sy).